Stephen King’s ‘A Good Marriage’ Scares Up U.S. Distribution

Stephen King's ' Good Marriage' Scares
Screen Media Films

Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to thriller “A Good Marriage,” adapted from Stephen King’s short story from the collection “Full Dark, No Stars.”

King wrote the screenplay, and Peter Askin directed the film, starring Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang. Screen Media plans to distribute the film in early October — the start of the Halloween season — with a nationwide theatrical release accompanied by a day-and-date VOD platform release.

LaPaglia and Allen portray a married couple, with the wife discovering the horrifying stranger inside her husband while he’s away on a business trip — ending a good marriage.

“I’m delighted that ‘A Good Marriage’ is going to be available to the moviegoing public very soon, and hope we can scare the hell out of millions of people,” King said. “To me, that’s always an exciting prospect.”

The Reno Productions film is produced by Will Battersby and Per Melita.

The deal was negotiated by Suzanne Blech and Seth Needle at Screen Media, and Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.

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  1. Hibernia86 says:

    I think the story would have played out very differently if the wife had been the killer. If the husband had tried to kill her in the same way, he would have been a suspect of the police while the wife in the book avoided most of the suspicion.

  2. Koli Damphiere-Jimenez says:

    I’m so glad they are making this into a movie. All the stories in Full Dark No Stars are awesome. I’ve read that book three times already. I hope they make all of them into a movie.

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